NAGF News Bullets for Bi-Week ending 10/21/2022
- Upcoming NAGF Conference Calls/Webinars
- NAGF Standards Review Team Working Group Monthly Webinar: November 2nd @ 11:00-12:00 pm Eastern
- NAGF CIP Working Group Monthly Webinar: November 8th @ 02:00-03:00 pm Eastern
- NAGF GENerating Reliability and Resiliency Compliance Conference 2022 – PRESENTATIONS AND RECORDINGS POSTED
The 2022 GENerating Reliability and Resiliency Compliance Conference is in the books. The presentations and recordings for each day have been posted to the NAGF website. We have also posted the questions and responses from Jim Albright and Mark Spencer that we were unable to get to in real time. Everything can be found in the file cabinet under the “NAGF Meeting Information\NAGF Annual Meetings\2022 NAGF Annual Meeting” (https://generatorforum.org/files/#45-268-2022-nagf-annual-meeting). These were also posted to the website Dashboard homepage under the “Announcement” section located on the upper right side of the page (https://generatorforum.org/dashboard/). Please Note: You must be logged in with your member credentials to access the documents.
- ERO Enterprise Releases Facility Ratings Best Practices Report
Facility ratings play a significant role in the reliable planning and operation of the bulk power system and therefore demand effective management to reduce associated risks and impacts. The subject report is intended to aid stakeholders in strengthening the accuracy and sustainability of their facility ratings programs, resulting in the lessening of facility ratings challenges and ensuring a more reliable and secure bulk power system. The best practices in this report are not directives to industry to undertake any actions. Rather, they are best practices for mitigating risks in the area of facility ratings and for addressing the themes identified in this report.
Full Announcement | ERO Enterprise Themes and Best Practices for Sustaining Accurate Facility Ratings
- FERC 2022-2023 Winter Assessment Report – Keeping the Focus on Demand, Reliability, and Prices
U.S. electricity markets are projected to have adequate amounts of generating capacity to maintain reliable operations this winter, though grid operators in certain regions may face challenges during periods of extreme weather, according to the FERC staff Winter Energy Market and Reliability Assessment. This year’s report, presented to the Commission at its October meeting, notes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts above average temperatures this winter for most of the U.S., except for the Pacific Northwest and West-North Central region of the country. Rising demand for natural gas, mostly for gas exports, and lower than average natural gas storage inventories are driving expectations that natural gas prices for the coming winter will be higher than last year. Prices are expected to be particularly high in New England, which is dependent, in part, on LNG imports.
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